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Hawa Mahal (Hindi: हवा महल, translation: "Palace of Winds" or Palace of the Breeze), is a palace in Jaipur, India. It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, and designed by Lal Chand Usta in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu god. Its unique five-story exterior is also akin to the honeycomb of the beehive with its 953 small windows called jharokhas that are decorated with intricate lattice work. The original intention of the lattice was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen, since they had to observe strict "purdah" (face cover).
Built of red and pink sandstone, the palace is situated on the main thoroughfare in the heart of Jaipurs business centre. It forms part of the City Palace, and extends to the Zenana or women's chambers, the chambers of the harem. It is particularly striking when viewed early in the morning, lit with the golden light of sunrise.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawa_Mahal

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  • Copyright: Mirari Mirarer (mirarer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 0 N: 603] (4751)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 1994-11-00
  • Categories: 建築
  • Photo Version:Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-01-21 5:13
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